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27th Jul '16 12:33:32 PM Vox
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** Boromir manages to make a last stand and continue fighting even while pincushioned by arrows as thick as sausages. His wounds are treated as mortal throughout the scene, however -- and when the arrows strike him the blows are treated as violent impacts, as shocking as being hit with a club.

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** Boromir manages to make a last stand and continue fighting even while pincushioned by arrows as thick as sausages. His wounds are treated as mortal throughout right from the scene, start, however -- and when the arrows strike him the blows are treated as violent impacts, as shocking as being hit with a club.
11th Jun '16 8:55:46 PM Doug86
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* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', while normal hits from an archer don't do much damage, archers tend to have more skill, and therefore more critical-hits, than other units. Therefore, an 8-point normal hit will become a ''24-point'' critical hit--which will make quite a dent in most units' HP. For flying units (pegasus/wyvern knights), arrows are downright ''lethal'', and often kill in two hits or less.

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* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', while normal hits from an archer don't do much damage, archers tend to have more skill, and therefore more critical-hits, than other units. Therefore, an 8-point normal hit will become a ''24-point'' critical hit--which will make quite a dent in most units' HP. For flying units (pegasus/wyvern knights), arrows are downright ''lethal'', and often kill in two hits or less.
9th Jun '16 3:12:13 PM Alceister
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* Proper [[BulletproofVest hard body armor]] with the trauma plates required to handle rifle rounds can render arrows merely annoying. Unless one hits an area not covered by the trauma plates, in which case an arrow may actually have a better chance of penetrating than a small calibre bullet. This is because kevlar and other high-tensile fibres are specifically designed to absorb and dissipate kinetic energy, but are susceptible to being cut by a sharp edge.

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* Proper [[BulletproofVest hard body armor]] with the trauma plates required to handle rifle rounds can render arrows merely annoying. Unless one hits an area not covered by the trauma plates, in which case an arrow may actually have a better chance of penetrating than a small calibre bullet. This is because kevlar and other high-tensile fibres are specifically designed to absorb and dissipate kinetic energy, but are susceptible to being cut or forced apart by a sharp edge. point.
8th Jun '16 9:02:56 PM Alceister
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* Proper [[BulletproofVest hard body armor]] with the trauma plates required to handle rifle rounds can render arrows merely annoying. Unless one hits an area not covered by the trauma plates.

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* Proper [[BulletproofVest hard body armor]] with the trauma plates required to handle rifle rounds can render arrows merely annoying. Unless one hits an area not covered by the trauma plates.plates, in which case an arrow may actually have a better chance of penetrating than a small calibre bullet. This is because kevlar and other high-tensile fibres are specifically designed to absorb and dissipate kinetic energy, but are susceptible to being cut by a sharp edge.
6th Apr '16 10:39:59 AM Plasmamate
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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s]] it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.

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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s]] com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.
6th Apr '16 10:38:32 AM Plasmamate
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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9N66xBRGY&t=35m0s it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.

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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9N66xBRGY&t=35m0s com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s]] it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.
27th Mar '16 8:18:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted and played straight in ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. The pull on [[DwayneJohnson Mathayus]]'s bow is so strong only he can use it. It's shown several times that his arrows can send people flying. However, one of fellow Akkadians is killed by a {{Mook}} arrow volley early on. The BigBad is notorious for being able to block arrows with his sword and is even able to do this to Mathayus's arrow the first time. Played straight when Mathayus is hit in the back by a Mook. He pulls out the arrow (meaning he has very good reach despite all this muscle mass) and uses it to [[spoiler:kill the BigBad who is unable to block the arrow in time]].

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* Averted and played straight Zigzagged in ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. The pull on [[DwayneJohnson Mathayus]]'s Mathayus's bow is so strong only he can use it. It's shown several times that his arrows can send people flying. However, one of fellow Akkadians is killed by a {{Mook}} {{mook}} arrow volley early on. The BigBad is notorious for being able to block arrows with his sword and is even able to do this to Mathayus's arrow the first time. Played straight when When Mathayus is hit in the back by a Mook. He mook, he pulls out the arrow (meaning he has very good reach despite all this muscle mass) and uses it to [[spoiler:kill the BigBad who is unable to block the arrow in time]].
27th Mar '16 8:17:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the opening scene of ''TheRoadWarrior'', crazed outlaw biker Wez slowly pulls a quarrel out of his arm while screaming in rage and pain at Max, who's watching from a safe distance. He then tucks the quarrel into a leg holster of other quarrels and drives off. Later Wez pins a man to his vehicle with quarrels, and Max has to cut him loose with a handy bolt cutter.

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* In the opening scene of ''TheRoadWarrior'', ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'', crazed outlaw biker Wez slowly pulls a quarrel out of his arm while screaming in rage and pain at Max, who's watching from a safe distance. He then tucks the quarrel into a leg holster of other quarrels and drives off. Later Wez pins a man to his vehicle with quarrels, and Max has to cut him loose with a handy bolt cutter.
13th Mar '16 12:07:15 AM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''. When the titular barbarian is struck with an arrow, all the player has to do is hit a button to have him yank it out, with no ill effects. Of course, Conan ''is'' one of the biggest badasses in literary history.

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* Played straight in ''{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''.''Franchise/{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''. When the titular barbarian is struck with an arrow, all the player has to do is hit a button to have him yank it out, with no ill effects. Of course, Conan ''is'' one of the biggest badasses in literary history.
20th Feb '16 3:21:53 PM Cranberries
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* Tuddrussel gets shot [[AmusingInjuries in the butt]] multiple times while escaping from a Chinese prison.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' Tuddrussel gets shot [[AmusingInjuries in the butt]] multiple times while escaping from a Chinese prison.
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